How goes it fellow Peasants and Players? I’ve been off on my own today attending seminars in Birmingham through NatWest and Get Set For Growth with various technological outputs in mind: LinkedIn and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Ladies and Gentlemen, it doesn’t get much more exciting than this! (There was a free lunch buffet too! Gotta love a free sandwich!) Sarcasm aside, I found these talks really interesting. LinkedIn is a funny social media platform, very useful to a lot of friends and acquaintances of mine, but I don’t use it nearly as much as I should, and we haven’t setup a page for The Fabularium yet as, well, most interest and public access comes through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. YouTube, Pintrest and Snapchat (especially Snapchat) are also other popular social platforms, we have YouTube but the other two didn’t cross my mind, and Snapchat is definitely one way to be “down with the kids.” And for these reasons I’ve felt it to be very corporate, but maybe that’s what we need to do: flood the corporate social media with our outlandish antics and animalia mayhem! Maybe even send our Naughty Flock of Sheep into a business firm to stir […]
Hey all! Apologies myself and Gareth haven’t been publishing much at the moment (we’re gradually getting better at blogging, honest!), we’re currently in the middle of a lot of administration tasks that need to be done to help pan out our year. It’s already looking like a very exciting Spring/Summer for us, with plenty of dates on the horizon for Reynard the Fox, plus various outings for the Animals, Sheep and Peasants. Although we’re in opposing parts of the country, the team are all getting stuck into the admin: Gareth is currently tackling applications and researching more opportunities, Lou is chasing up on bookings, Glenn is making plans for the Tales of Animalia at Just So Festival this year, and I’m currently writing up a bunch of risk assessments to be sent out to all our Reynard dates across the country. For more information on our upcoming performances this year visit the Tour Dates page. Now, let’s face it, admin is not the funnest thing in the world, but it’s worth going through all this e-paper work in the Winter to have an extravagant Spring/Summer, and hopefully an exciting Autumn/Winter at the end of this year! And the admin is a lot sweeter […]
So here we are going in to the month of May, and it is a busy one for the Fabularium. Starting off with the first of two Geronimo Festivals in Harewood House in good ole Yorkshire, followed by some teaching at Coventry University. Then it’s the final week of Reynard the Fox rehearsals where we work with the great Sonia Ritter for two days then go to Just So festival site in Cheshire for 3 days before heading to Wandsworth in London for the weekend to perform as part of the Fringe there. Then it’s back to Coventry and a bit more teaching then finally a couple of days off whilst plans for Lithuania need sorting, preparation for the next Geronimo Festival in Tatton Park, Cheshire and seeing 6 performers in to Lost Village Festival all in the same weekend! Busy busy busy!!! *Main photo is a quick snap of our new set for Reynard…what an amazing thing!*
So we are about to enter some more days of R&D for our new production Reynard The Rox! These next few days see us writing music, devising puppet scenes, finalising the plans for the set design and many more things..everything exciting basically. Watch this space as our plans unfold! Alongside being creative, we have some meetings set up that could lead us in all sorts of directions; more specifically indoors! Yes, The Fabularium are making Reynard an outdoor show with a longer indoor version fit for the rural touring network, so we have a meeting with Live and Local to see about getting us on their books!! So, like I said, watch this space!!!